Senior citizens invited to sign-up for Saturday Caribbean Wellness Day Event at White & Yellow Cross  


GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Senior citizens are invited to sign-up for activities planned for Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD) 2015 event that will take place on Saturday, September 12 at the White & Yellow Cross in St. John’s Estate. 

September 12 will be a fun day of activities for the country’s seniors who are 60+.  A registration form can be found in the Government Information Page (GIP) in both daily newspapers between now and Thursday.  This form should be filled in and dropped off at one of several locations.

The registration form can be dropped off at the Post Office in P.O.Box 1018 or at the Department of Collective Prevention Services (CPS), Vineyard Office Complex; the Baby Clinic, behind Guardian Group Fatum Insurances; Sint Martin’s Home Front Desk, St. John’s Estate Road #6, St. John’s Estate; Health Care Clinic, Cole Bay, Welfare Rd. #15 (opposite Vlaun Car Dealer); Physio Fit, Welgelegen Rd. #33 or FAX to 542-9716.

The registration form should be submitted by the end of the day on Thursday, September 10.

The CPS, a department in the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, the While and Yellow Cross Foundation (WYCF), and the Windward Islands Physical Therapy Association (WIPTA), are organizing the activities for Saturday which will allow the nation’s seniors to do some form of exercise that will be good for their health and is in line with the local theme that CWD 2015 will be held under: Age Active…U 2 Can Move!”

CWD takes places on the second Saturday in the month of September.  It is an annual event throughout the Caribbean geared at increasing awareness and promoting activities to address the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which continues to severely impact the health, economy and development the Region.

The Caribbean region has one of the highest rates of obesity in children and adults in the world.  This can be attributed in part, to poor diets and a lack of physical activity, driven by profound changes in the way we live and play, with massive marketing of foods high in sugar, fats and salt; as well as several hours per day spent watching TV and playing video games